Soldier Adopts Dog That Saved His Life

The following is an excerpt from the June issue of “National Geographic” magazine:

Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth.

While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team. Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Army Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family.

Video courtesy of National Geographic.

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